Ever heard of hot vodka cocktails? I know what you’re thinking…can you even drink warm vodka?

Yes, you can!

Vodka offers a mild flavor profile which makes it a popular choice of spirit when it comes to making cocktails. Though mild, it offers a unique and complex flavor that blends seamlessly with other ingredients to make the perfect hot vodka cocktail.

With the holidays already here, what better way to kick off the holiday season than a warm alcoholic drink for the cold weather?!

Coming up with a unique and delicious hot cocktail can be difficult if it’s your first rodeo. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best hot vodka cocktail recipes (we’re a little biased to vodka ones).

For delicious, guilt-free hot vodka drinks, substitute Switch vodka in any of these recipes when it calls for vodka. Remember, we have different flavors to complement different cocktails.

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Hot Vodka Cocktails


Red Hot Liqueur is the ultimate festive hot cocktail recipe.

Packed with traditional winter flavors of spiced cinnamon and candy cane, what a way to kick off the holiday season. This recipe serves 10.


  • 128 g of candy canes
  • 2473 ml of Switch Vodka Light Spirit
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon


Step 1 – Begin by pouring your cup of candy canes into a resealable bag. Use a hammer or rolling pin to crush the candy canes into small pieces. Then place the crushed candy canes into a food processor until it turns to a fine powder consistency.

Step 2 – Place the candy cane powder into a bowl. Add 2 cups of Switch vodka light spirit to the bowl and mix the ingredients together. Using plastic wrap, cover the bowl. Let the mixture rest for about 2 hours until the powder has dissolved.

Step 3 – Pour the dissolved mixture through a mesh strainer or sieve and into a bowl. Discard any candy cane pieces for a smooth finish.

Step 4 – You should be left with a sweet and bright red cocktail mix. To go the extra mile, heat the mixture gently over a stove and then pour the mix into a glass with a sugared rim. For garnish, add a small sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

Using Switch vodka as an alternative in this recipe adds a light touch. Its light palette enables the flavors of the candy cane to come through without being too overpowering (or too alcoholic).

Hot drinks for the holidays


This is the ultimate recipe for anyone looking for a cozy and heart-warming festive beverage. With hints of pomegranate, lemongrass, apple cider vinegar, and honey, what better way to spice things up. This recipe adds a twist to the traditional hot toddy cocktail.

This recipe serves 1.


  • 175 ml of apple cider
  • 60 ml of water
  • 1 tsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 45 ml of Switch Pomegranate & Lemongrass Vodka
  • 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey


Step 1 – Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Begin by combining the apple cider, water, grated ginger, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg into a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Step 2 – In a mug or mason jar, combine the Switch vodka and fresh lemon juice.

Step 3 – Once the pan has come to a light simmer, turn off the stove and use a mesh sieve to strain the mixture into the mug.

Step 4 – Stir the mixture and then add 1 tsp of honey. Continue stirring until the honey has melted.

Step 5 – To go the extra mile, add a garnish of a cinnamon stick or dried apple. Then, serve hot and enjoy!

Using Switch vodka as an alternative in this recipe adds a unique depth of flavor. The contrasting sweetness and sharpness of the pomegranate and lemongrass are perfectly paired with the apple cider, lemon, and honey of the traditional hot toddy ingredients.

Vodka hot drinks


This recipe adds a unique twist to the classic White Russian cocktail. The Hot White Russian Cocktail is a classic winter vodka cocktail that adds a touch of heat and spice. Essentially an adult hot chocolate, there’s nothing cozier than curling up by a fire with this hot vodka cocktail. This recipe serves 1.


  • 118 ml of freshly brewed coffee
  • 59 ml of Kahlua
  • 59 ml of whole milk or cream
  • 29 ml of Switch vodka light spirit


Step 1 – Begin by placing a small saucepan over medium heat. Place all the ingredients into the pan and stir. Continue stirring until the mixture begins to gently simmer.

Step 2 – Once the mixture is combined and hot, pour the mixture into your favorite mug or mason jar and serve.

Step 3 – To go the extra mile, add some whipped cream on the top with a sprinkle of chocolate for an added wow factor.

Using Switch Vodka Light Spirit as an alternative in this recipe helps to give the cocktail a light warmth. Its subtle flavor combines nicely with the creaminess of the cocktail making for a delicious light indulgence.


Switch vodka offers a range of unique and delicious spirits that include peach and basil, light spirit, and pomegranate and lemongrass.

It’s all in how it’s distilled.

If you’re thinking of making a hot vodka cocktail why not try out some of the cocktails above with the addition of Switch Vodka favorites to add a little extra flavor?

Switch Vodka is a great alternative spirit for anyone looking to incorporate light, low-calorie, and guilt-free vodka into their cocktail recipe.

If you want to switch things up and make your own recipes, be sure to ‘tag’ Switch on social media and we’ll ‘Share’ your content!


Switch Vodka offers a light and neutral flavor that makes it blend seamlessly with a range of flavors. It’s a great choice for trying out hot vodka cocktails as it offers a subtle warmth in comparison to bold flavors such as rum and bourbon.

Holiday parties just got that much better with these hot vodka cocktails.